The Board

NCHA is governed by a board consisting of members from the local community, NCHA customers and leaseholders.

It's our objective to recruit and retain board members who possess the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to help us strategise and monitor performance most effectively. We recruit new members who best balance the needs of the board at that particular time. Board recruitment is carried out in accordance with our equal opportunities guidelines and the process is monitored throughout.

Every year the board reviews the balance of its members in terms of equality and diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience of its membership. We then try to fill any gaps by agreeing recruitment needs and priority training.

Our current board members are:

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Claire Winfield.

Claire Winfield (Chair) BA (Hons)

Appointed to the Board in 2013, Claire has been Chair of the Board since 2016. She trained as a youth and community worker and since graduating in 1992 has spent all of her working life in human services. She has worked with homeless young people, people with learning disabilities and people who use mental health services. Her current role is as CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire.

Carri Swann

Carri Swann BA

Appointed to the Board in 2015, Carri is a non-practising solicitor who is currently employed as an advice caseworker at St Anns Advice Centre, advising Nottingham residents on their housing rights, welfare benefits and debt.

Audra Wynter

Audra Wynter MBA FMAAT ATT (fellow), FCMI, MIC

An experienced finance professional with extensive knowledge in the areas of business and taxation, Audra is an Owner Manager of an accountancy and tax practice. She was awarded the prestigious East Midlands Woman of the Year in 2008. Audra also serves on the Board of One Nottingham.

David Harrison

David Harrison

Appointed to the Board in 2015, David currently chairs NCHA's Care Committee. Now retired, David worked in both the public and private sector for over thirty years, most recently as Head of Housing Research for a private sector consultancy. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing since 1987.

Paul Casey

Paul Casey BA (Hons)

With more than 30 years’ experience in the social housing sector, Paul specialises in asset management and development functions. Currently a director of an affordable housing consultancy, that provide development and asset management services to small developers and a number of social housing providers. He is also an associate director of Savills Housing Consultancy.

Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Appointed in April 2016, Chris brings a wide range of administrative experience to the position, gained from years in both the public and private sector. More recently he has been an involved customer with NCHA, having chaired the Nottingham and Tenancy Customer Advisory Panels as well as the Collective Panel.

Donna Edwards

Donna Edwards BA CPFA

Appointed to the Board in 2016, Donna is an experienced, qualified accountant with a broad base of experience across a number of sectors. She has worked in various roles within the NHS, Audit Commission, NAO and most recently in the SME sector. She has over ten years experience working as a financial regulator for the Tenants' Services Authority (now Regulator of Social Housing) within the East Midlands. She has recently retrained as a financial advisor.

Callum Gillespie

Callum Gillespie BSc (Hons) MCIH MIoD

Appointed to the Board in September 2016, Callum became Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee in September 2019. Callum has a background in IT delivery and change management. He’s worked across a number of sectors (both public and private) in both IT and management consultancy, as well as IT operations. He currently works as a Support Director of an IT business based in the East Midlands.

Lorelei Jarvis

Lorelei Jarvis BSc (Hons)

Appointed to Board in March 2018, Lorelei has over 30 years experience in housing and social care including business transformation, policy development and performance management. As well as working for a range of housing associations and for the National Housing Federation, she also spent five years as a consultant undertaking commissions for central and local government.

Pradeep Khuti

Pradeep Khuti BA

Appointed to the Board in September 2019, Pradeep's background is in IT consultancy within the Banking Sector. He has undertaken various National and Regional public appointments. Pradeep currently serves as a Magistrate and Mental Health Act Hospital Managers Panel Member. This is his second spell of Board membership, having previously served as an NCHA Board member until 2016.

Michael Finister Smith

Michael Finister-Smith

Appointed to the Board in September 2019, Mike is a qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant. Mike started his career in local government (Leeds City Council, housing finance). He spent seven years working as a consultant in the social housing sector and has also held Executive Finance Director roles at Willow Park Housing Trust, Acclaim Housing and Waterloo. Now retired from full-time employment, Mike currently works as a Non-Executive Director.

Paul Parkinson

Paul Parkinson BA (Hons) Dip.RSA FCIH

Paul has over 20 years' experience in social housing, having worked in housing associations as a customer services manager and an executive director, as well as being deputy chief executive of two local authorities with responsibility for housing and assets. Bringing experience in performance and digital service improvements as well as aspects of compliance and safety, Paul is also on the board of a small housing sssociation within the East Midlands that provides sheltered accommodation for the elderly.

Chantelle Miller (1)

Chantelle Miller

Chantelle graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and international development.

Chantelle has over 13 years’ experience of working in front line services within the housing sector. She currently manages the housing services team at Tuntum Housing Association.

Chantelle volunteers as a local governor at a primary school and works closely with the Chartered Institute of Housing, as the East Midlands Member Champion. She also works with the National Housing Federation as an advisory board member for the Future Housing Leaders Conference.